Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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The Condemned Woman 

While Cooper and Earle plot their next moves, Josie is forced to meet with Thomas Eckhardt, which leads to a shocking and ambiguous twist. Hank is busted for shooting Leo, Ed and Norma plan to finally get married and James leaves town.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
Michael Ontkean ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman
Mädchen Amick ... Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick)
Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs
Richard Beymer ... Benjamin Horne
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Donna Hayward
Sherilyn Fenn ... Audrey Horne
Warren Frost ... Dr. Will Hayward (credit only)
Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings
James Marshall ... James Hurley
Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley
Jack Nance ... Pete Martell
Kimmy Robertson ... Lucy Moran (voice)
Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard
Piper Laurie ... Catherine Martell


Cooper and Truman try to outline the moves left by Windom Earle by investigating more of his past. At the same time, Earle has Leo write a love poem and sends a piece to Audrey, Donna, and Shelly. Meanwhile, Andrew Packard reveals that he's alive to both Josie and Thomas Eckhardt to try to bring them to kill each other as part of Catherine's evil plans. Audrey meets a potential new beau in the form of John Justice Wheeler, a business associate who comes to town to help the newly sane Ben Horne thwart Catherine's development plans for Ghostwood Estates by holding a campaign to save the endangered Pine Weasel which resides on the development grounds. Shelly comes back to work at the Double R Diner, while Agent Rosenfield leaves town and persuades Cooper to arrest Josie before she plans to escape, while Truman arrests Hank for parole violation and attempting to kill Leo. But Hank reveals that he and Josie were the ones who conspired to murder Andrew Packard. Norma visits Hank before he's... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

16 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne) tells Billy Zane (Jack Wheeler) that she is only 18. In reality Sherilyn (b. 1965) is a year older than Billy (b. 1966), and 25 at the time of recording. See more »


When Nadine tells Ed that they should break up, a healthy eye can be seen beneath her eye-patch. See more »


Hank Jennings: OK, then here's the deal: you give me my alibi and I give you your divorce.
Norma Jennings: I didn't come here to negotiate with you. This is it, it's over.
Hank Jennings: Fine. Go ahead. You're his whore, Norma.
Norma Jennings: I'd rather be his whore than your wife.
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Referenced in Titanic (1997) See more »


Twin Peaks Theme (Instrumental)
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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It's Surreal Treat!
19 August 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

As we trod toward the conclusion of this second season, we have several issues to deal with. Catherine is at her worst as she pushes Josie toward her destruction. Josie has to deal with the horrors of being surrounded on all sides by danger she can only abide. Big Ed is approached by cheerleader in her head Nadine to break up with him. Wyndom Earle continues his efforts to avenge himself on Cooper, at least to get him to play that dangerous game. He is making arrows with the help of the seemingly catatonic Leo. The sheriff is in love and it is not going to happen. Audrey continues her entrepreneurship. Ben Horne has a whole new idea to exact revenge. But when we get to the conclusion as Bob appears one more time and the midget dances on the bed, we are left with that crazy, ambiguous hole that we can't fill with sanity. What a great series as image after image is handed us.

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